The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, October 30, 2006

News for 10-29-06

10-29-06 - Iran criticizes U.S.-led nuke exercise ** a U.S. State Department official speaking on condition of anonymity, because of the sensitivity of the topic, said PSI members can halt and board Iran-bound ships if they are suspected of carrying banned shipments.

10-29-06 - Secret Cabinet memo admits Iraq is fuelling UK terror

10-29-06 - Third Soldier Charged With Rape, Murder The Army arraigned a 101st Airborne Division soldier Friday who was charged with raping and killing a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and killing three others in her family.

10-29-06 - Pakistan destroys al-Qaida-linked site

10-29-06 - Family killed as US forces battle to retake Iraqi town

10-29-06 - 'No US Deployment to Northern Iraq' U.S. Undersecretary of Defense Eric Edelman said they opposed separating Iraq into three parts and were not considering deploying troops to northern Iraq.

10-29-06 - Iraq, China to revive Saddam-era oil deal as Baghdad seeks investment Beijing had been thought to be out of the running for major contracts in postwar Iraq, with the best deals going to the United States and its allies. But the upsurge in violence there has made the country less attractive to Western producers.

10-29-06 - Egypt to seek Chinese aid on nuclear program

10-29-06 - CIA chief meets Saudi king after Gulf terror alert

10-29-06 - Thousands march in California against Iraq war

10-29-06 - AP Interview: Chalabi prods U.S. on Iran Ahmad Chalabi, a former Pentagon favorite who was once Iraq's deputy prime minister, urged the United States to open talks with Iran, saying Saturday that it could help reduce sectarian violence in Iraq and allow U.S. forces to withdraw.

10-29-06 - Americans Reject Current Foreign Policy Doctrine 67 per cent of respondents think the current administration should put more emphasis on diplomatic and economic methods.

10-29-06 - Iran's foreign minister urges Hamas leader to work for national unity Iran's foreign minister told Hamas' political leader Sunday that the Palestinian people must solve their problems through national unity and reconciliation, the official Iranian news agency reported

10-29-06 - Boot's idea for dealing with Iran Boot's idea for dealing with Iran is to sponsor ethnic terrorism in the country. First he was a cheerleader for the war in Iraq, and, not happy having won his aim there, he wants to create another festering pit of death in Iran. These are ramblings he should share with his psychiatrist, not with the readers of a respected newspaper. Max Boot is a neocon.

10-29-06 - Peretz to meet German counterpart Prime Minister Ehud Olmert apologized on Sunday to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for an incident that occurred last week between an Israeli fighter jet and a German naval boat that was patrolling the waters outside Lebanon. ......Peretz vehemently denied reports that the Israeli jets had fired on the German vessel in his talk with Jung......Also Sunday, UN officials denied reports that Israeli jets had fired on a German navy vessel in a separate incident in the waters off southern Lebanon late Thursday night.

10-29-06 - Israel sorry for 'misunderstandings' in shooting incident

10-29-06 - In heavily Jewish Florida district, perception of Israel support is key Congressional support for Israel will remain steadfast whoever controls the House, said Rep. Ileana Ros Lehtinen, the Republican chairwoman of the House's Middle East subcommittee who represents Florida's 18th District......."Iran is the biggest threat to Israel right now," he said. "I think we should be refocusing our attention on the real threats. The longer we're mired in this civil war in Iraq, the less it allows us to lead other countries in restricting Iran's ability to export terrorism." Regarding the title of this article -it's that way in most of America.

10-29-06 - Stung by Republican ads on Israel, Democrats defend part in online chat These candidates would SEEM to be running in an election to serve Israel, not the US.

10-29-06 - Israelis put nuclear bunkers in gardens "Israel will not allow Iran to build an atomic bomb, and even if it did, the Iranians know very well that we'll bomb them back to the Stone Age before they've launched a single missile."
However, the government is quietly updating its preparations for a possible nuclear strike.


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